United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

300 Giles Blvd East, Unit A1
Windsor, ON N9A 4C4
CEO: Lorraine Goddard
Board Chair: Dave Hitchcock

Website: www.weareunited.com
Charitable Reg. #: 10816 0334 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #26

Avg. Compensation $63,884

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County:

Founded in 1962, the United Way of Windsor-Essex (UWWE) is dedicated to improving the quality of life in its community, and raises funds to address human service needs in Windsor-Essex County. The organization funds a number of agencies, specifically focusing on: supporting basic needs (including food security, income management, and transitioning people to stable housing); positioning kids and families for success (including mentoring, youth engagement, and after-school programs, among others); and creating thriving neighbourhoods (including neighbourhood engagement). It raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals.

UWWE granted $2.9m to 40 different programs in F2015. The top five grantees for this charity in F2015 were Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor and Essex County ($595k or 20% of total grants), Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch ($520k, 18%), Life After Fifty ($175k, 6%), Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc. ($170k, 6% of total grants) and Salvation Army ($158k, 5%). In F2015, programs supported by this charity helped 50,238 people.

Financial Review:

Fundraising costs are 18% of donations and administrative costs are 13% of revenue. The organization has funding reserves of $3.5m, which cover 86% of annual program costs.


This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by UWWE. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 13, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.9%13.1%11.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.9%15.5%13.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 85.4%82.4%92.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,2555,1495,330
Investment income 768376
Other income 310375453
Total revenues 5,6415,6075,858
Program costs 1,1221,2161,115
Grants 2,9603,0312,792
Administrative costs 717725687
Fundraising costs 940798711
Cash flow from operations (97)(164)553
Funding reserves 3,4873,4983,603
Note: Ci added agency surpluses returned and adjustments to previous pledge shrinkage estimates as other revenue, changing revenues by $71k in F2015, $144k in F2014 and $208k in F2013. Fees and charges were allocated to expenses from revenues, reducing revenues and increasing expenses by $8k in F2014, $10k in F2013 and $9k in F2012.

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